Two trains set off at the same time from each end of a single
straight railway line. A very fast bee starts off in front of the
first train and flies continuously back and forth between the two
trains. How far does Sidney fly before he is squashed between the
If it takes four men one day to build a wall, how long does it take
60,000 men to build a similar wall?
Which segment on a digital clock is lit most each day? Which
segment is lit least? Does it make any difference if it is set to
12 hours or 24 hours?
Heidi and Peter went for a mountain walk from Obersee to Salzbau. They left Obersee at 12 noon and the sign there said that Salzbau was 2 hours and 55 minutes away.
At one o'clock they sat down for lunch under another sign which said that Salzbau was now only 1 hour and 15 minutes away.
After stopping for 15 minutes for lunch, they continued their walk at the same speed as before without any further breaks.
At what time did they reach Salzbau?
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